ST. PAUL - A 25-year-old suspect was arrested after a report of a theft from a vehicle at a local business in St. Paul, but not before the suspect vehicle allegedly collided with other vehicles and drove dangerously through town.
On Feb. 7 at 3:37 p.m., St. Paul RCMP received the initial report of theft from a motor vehicle.
"The owner was able to provide RCMP with CCTV footage of the suspect and a description of the suspect vehicle."
Just over two hours later, RCMP received an additional complaint that the same suspect truck had allegedly rammed the original complainant who had located the suspect, according to information from local police.
The suspect then reportedly drove dangerously through the Town of St. Paul, while trying to flee the original complainant, according to information from RCMP.
"The suspect truck proceeded to collide with another vehicle causing a secondary collision. RCMP were already making patrols for this vehicle and located it abandoned at a local apartment complex," according to police.
RCMP set up containment and located the suspect inside an apartment unit, which resulted in the arrest of the accused.
The truck the accused was driving had been reported stolen out of the City of Edmonton. Police later determined that the accused had stolen an enclosed trailer from a residence in the Town of St. Paul, which was later recovered.
Jaden Scanie, 25, of Cold Lake First Nation, has been charged with dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000 dollars, operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited and assault with a weapon.